Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) field offices are closed to the public as of March 18, 2020 as a protective measure for the safety of our staff and the public. Staff are working and the agency continues to provide needed core services. In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and those we serve, we may not be able to provide certain services that do not allow for appropriate social distancing at this time. For more information on available services, please use this website or call toll-free 800-537-2549.

Level Up


Provides students aged 16-21 with the tools, training and resources to work competitively and forge a path to independence. Working together we are building relationships with schools, families and the community and have created a collaborative partnership that introduces students who have an IEP, 504 plan or related challenges to new possibilities. Our goal is to help students be prepared to go out and find their place in the world.

Level Up is managed by our Vocational Rehabilitation program, part of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), a division of the Department of Aging and Disability Services.

How can I refer a student with a disability for Level Up services if he/she attends a private high school?

Contact the Level Up supervisor, Ruth Carvalho, to discuss Level Up services for your student. Level Up services are based on individual student needs taking into consideration the home school district and agency resources.

Ruth Carvalho
email: Ruth.Carvalho@ct.gov
Phone:860-256-9538

To request more information on Level Up follow this link and fill out the form or call 1-866-844-1903. To find the Level Up region for your school follow this link.

Click here to review the Level Up Brochure OR Level Up Brochure in Spanish